Danny Trevathan likes coach's praise

Sophomore linebacker Danny Trevathan does pay attention to what the Kentucky coaching staff says about him and has liked what he has heard recently.

Sophomore linebacker Danny Trevathan does pay attention to what the Kentucky coaching staff says about him and has liked what he has heard recently.

"I like that the coaches have had good things to say about me. I have been working hard and focusing on every aspect of my life. They should have something nice to say at least," Trevathan said.

He admits last season was harder on him than he thought it would be.

"It was real hard. But over a period of time you start understanding the defense and you can fly around more. There are gaps you can shoot and it is just unbelievable what you can do on the field here," Trevathan said.

Trevathan and Sam Maxwell look like they will take over at linebacker for Braxton Kelley and Johnny Williams, two solid players during their careers.

"The defense last year was good, but I think we have something new to bring to the table speed-wise and covering ability this year. We are going to have real impact on this defense," Trevathan said.

"I am way stronger than I used to be, I understand the defense. I don't think as much on the field. I just fly around now. We have good communication. It's just all-around that everything is looking good."

He says he has not let the pressure of trying to become a starter change the way he plays. "There was pressure are first, but I don't really think about it. I just go do what I can do and show people that I can play," he said. "This spring I have been trying to show people that even though Braxton left, there are people who can fill in. He was a good player, but we can still play."

He's also adjusted to life in Lexington compared to what he was used to in Florida.

"I hadn't seen snow forever until I came up here. But the biggest difference is school. You have to focus and lock into school. School and athletics go hand in hand, so you have to do both well and I learned that pretty quickly," he said.


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